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Author: Jeff Linder | June 27, 2013 | No comments

That's why he chose the University of Iowa.Nelson orally committed to the Hawkeyes on Thursday; he is projected as a defensive end."Everything felt right at Iowa," said Nelson, a senior-to-be at Cedar Rapids Xavier. "They showed me all the opportunities I'll have (as a student) ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | April 1, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Matt Nelson spent spring break recently in Sarasota, Fla., soaking up the sun and making a final decision about his future.It'll officially be college football the Cedar Rapids Xavier junior will pursue, not college basketball."About the last week or so, I made ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | December 6, 2010 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Kennedy athletics director Aaron Stecker said Monday the school will host a press conference Thursday afternoon at 3 to allow football player Christian French to announce his college plans.The highest ranked prep recruit in the state, French is deciding between Iowa, Notre Dame and Oregon. ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 21, 2010 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Christian French said Sunday night he plans on having a press conference next week to announce where he will play college football. The 6-foot-6 senior "athlete" is still considering three schools: Notre Dame, Iowa and Oregon."Originally, I thought I'd have it done ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 2, 2010 | No comments

 ELDRIDGE - He was busy celebrating his Cedar Rapids Kennedy football team's 13-7 upset of North Scott, but Cougars defensive back-linebacker-receiver Christian French divulged Monday night he is very close to making a college decision. And it's down to three schools: Oregon, Iowa and Notre Dame."Maybe ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | October 15, 2010 | No comments

Looks like it's down to five for Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Christian French. Or less.The senior linebacker-safety-tight end-wide receiver said Thursday night his next official football recruiting visit is next weekend to Iowa. He has made official trips to Oregon and Notre Dame and an unofficial visit to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 4, 2010 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The stretch drive of the Kiah Stokes Recruiting Experience is about to begin.An all-state basketball player at defending Class 4A state champion Linn-Mar High School, Stokes will take the first of at least four official college visits next weekend, when she visits ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | August 25, 2010 | No comments

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars hope to use their 17-14 upset of Bettendorf in a Class 4A substate last season as a springboard into 2010.Coach Tim Lewis' team features 17 returning letterwinners from a team that finished 5-6. That list includes tight end/wide receiver/linebacker Christian French, ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | August 25, 2010 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Kennedy versatile senior Christian French is the top-ranked prep football recruit in the state. His latest two college scholarship offers have come from Texas A&M and Oregon.He has unofficially visited Iowa, Iowa State and Notre Dame twice each but proclaims he has no ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | May 24, 2010 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Washington junior swingman Josh Oglesby has picked up yet another scholarship offer.This one's from the University of Minnesota. Head coach Tubby Smith officially offered the 6-foot-5 Oglesby last week, according to Washington Coach Brad Metzger.Oglesby had visited Minnesota twice unofficially prior to the ...

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